Top Canadian stories from the past week, plus other news from around the web

New devices hit Canadian soil this week – namely the New Nexus 7 and the Bell Sony Xperia Z, plus the BlackBerry Q5 was announced. In addition, we saw a few more regions become graced with LTE speeds, and the usual debacle of Verizon’s potential entry into the Canadian wireless market. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web:

– Moto X Hands-on Preview (video) [Read here]
– “BlackBerry Z30″ images and video tutorials appear in leaked OS [Read here]
– Moto X coming to Rogers in August for $189.99 on a 2-year term [Read here]
– Fair For Canada campaign [Read here]
– Rogers piloting mobile bill payment portal with select customers in Ontario [Read here]
– Bell Sony Xperia Z now available for $149.95 on a 2-year term [Read here]
– Hands-on with the TELUS BlackBerry Q5 [Read here]
– BlackBerry Q5 coming to Canada on August 13th [Read here]
– TELUS’ new SharePlus plans go into effect [Read here]
– Bell turns on LTE in 11 more Canadian locations [Read here]
– BBM for Android and iOS hits BlackBerry Beta Zone [Read here]
– Rogers to back investment firm in bid to acquire WIND, report says [Read here]
– High-res pictures of the Porsche Design BlackBerry Z10 (P’9982) leak [Read here]
– New Nexus 7 now available in Canada [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Review [Read here]
– TELUS taking legal action against government over spectrum transfer rules [Read here]
– Contest: Win a Bell Sony Xperia Z! [Enter here]
– Contest: Win a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE tablet from TELUS [Enter here]

Around the web:
– Obama administration vetoes Apple iPhone 4, 3G iPad 2 U.S. import ban [9to5Mac]
– The Moto X proves Google still needs the Nexus program [TheVerge]
– T-Mobile says Moto X variant will only sell through Motorola at first [Engadget]
– Sony i1/Honami visits the FCC. LTE bands indicate US availability [AndroidAuthority]